Easy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

It’s beginning to actually feel like fall here in Dallas so I’m going full steam ahead with the soup recipes! I have so many veggie-filled soups I want to try this year and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  Continue reading

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How To Order Vegan at Starbucks This Holiday Season

Vegan at Starbucks

How to order vegan at Starbucks this holiday season

I should start this off by saying I used to be a Starbucks addict! Like, stopping by at least a couple times per day. Recently I’ve cut back on coffee and mostly just drink tea… But I just couldn’t resist trying Starbuck’s holiday drinks, especially during their BOGO this weekend.  Continue reading

Easy Homemade White Bread

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Easy Homemade White Bread

As a food blogger, I’m always trying to learn new ways to cook something or how to tweak a recipe to make it allergy-friendly. My first ever blog post was homemade bagels, and I think back to it often. I have always been obsessed with bagels, I have the time to learn how to cook what I want, so why not give it a try? When I successfully made homemade bagels, I think that’s when I got hooked. Because I realized being in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean slaving away for hours, it can be fun and experimental! When it dawned on me that I could probably figure out a way to make homemade white bread, I had to at least try it out.  Continue reading

Oh Mommy Umami Lettuce Wraps from Fuss Free Vegan

Umami Lettuce Wraps Image

Oh Mommy Umami Lettuce Wraps from Fuss Free Vegan

Who hasn’t gone through the lettuce wrap loving phase of their life? The first time I tried lettuce wraps, I was hooked! The fresh lettuce with the crunchy filling, and don’t even think about forgetting the sauce. Sam Turnbull, blogger of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, just released Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized. I’ve already tried a couple of her recipes, and it’s safe to say this is my new favorite cookbook!  Continue reading

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo Overview

Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo Dallas

This past weekend I attended my first Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo in Dallas! If you remember I posted about how excited I was to attend as an official blogger here. I had such a great time, I hope to make this expo an annual event for myself!  Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Homemade

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since we’re already halfway through October, it’s socially acceptable to add pumpkin to just about anything! One of my most requested recipes is vegan or allergy-friendly pumpkin cookies. That got my wheels turning – pumpkin spice snaps, soft pumpkin cookies, or traditional chocolate chip cookies with added pumpkin. I can’t wait to continue sharing my pumpkin dessert recipes throughout this season!  Continue reading

Dallas Blogger Brunch: UP Inspired Kitchen

Dallas Blogger Brunch UP Inspired Kitchen Frisco Texas

Dallas Blogger Brunch at UP Inspired Kitchen

I recently attended my first Dallas Blogger Brunch and left with a full belly and even fuller heart! Making connections and finding people who you relate to is hard. It’s refreshing to surround yourself with other creatives following their passions.  Continue reading